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My First Whole 30 - Day 18

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ha! Bet you thought I quit didn't you? Yeah well, I'd have thought I quit too. And I almost have, several times!!

But I'm still here, Day 18. Twelve days to go, on the downward slope so-to-speak. Honestly, I'm don't know why I'm still doing it because I can't say that I've experienced any epiphany or clarity due to following this eating plan. And I'm bored! So bored. I know, everyone is like 'oh there's lots of recipes!' - yep, I know. I've tried several. Some of them were even good - but my options are still limited, doing anything on-the-go is near impossible, doing anything simple and dish/work free is non-existant. Sometimes a girl just wants a damn sandwich - is that so wrong?!

I eat a lot of eggs. I admit it. They're the fastest thing to make. Doctor says my HDL cholesterol is fantastic and that the whole egg/cholesterol thing is just totally blown out of proportion. Eat as many eggs as I like. So I do.

And I eat more fruit than I probably should. But I'm just attempting to follow the rules this time, not perfect them.

But I did find bacon without sugar in it and my world perked up a tad.

I wish I could say I've experienced all these awesome benefits of eating this way, but to be really honest, not so much. Maybe, just maybe a slight bit more energy? But it's hard to say. I've been doing this kickboxing challenge too and I've always found the more exercise I get, the more I want. So it could be that too.

But for all the mental clarity, clear skin, great hair blah blah blah claims - nah, not really. Hate to burst your bubble.

Also, I find myself avoiding social situations - because eating at a restaurant is near impossible. And having to explain to people what I can and can't eat inevitably leads to stares and questions of 'why' which I don't actually have a good reason to give them other than 'because'.

So why am I still doing it? Because I said I would. Because I want to see - can I really live without dairy and sugar for 30 days? Would I really miss it that much? (Answer is: yes - especially dairy).

12 days to go. Tick tock.
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  • no profile photo CD15767934
    I hope you made it on your Whole30!! You went a long time either way. :)
    2051 days ago
  • SIXFOOT1
    Please tell me where you found the bacon without sugar!!! Also, I haven't had any drastic changes that would make this worth doing long term. I have lost 4 pounds, which is good of course. But I'd give those up to have some cheese, or one slice of pizza at this point!
    2057 days ago
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